Detecting a sexually transmitted disease even when not 'having sex'

Australian experts found that an old sexual disease like the earth, still thought to be sexually transmitted, could easily jump over a kiss!

New research from Monash University (Australia) has discovered a new pathway of "old-fashioned" sexual disease : gonorrhea . In the past, it was believed that the disease was only sexually transmitted, including traditional sexual intercourse and transmission through saliva exposure - genital fluids when oral sex (oral sex) and sharing. sex play. However, this work proves that gonorrhea bacteria can be transmitted only through a regular kiss.


A deep kiss makes you infected with gonorrhea, new research warns - (artwork from the internet).

Dr. Eric Chow, the lead researcher, said some evidence suggests that the disease spread by the oropharynx is more common than previously thought . With a deep French kiss , which had a lot of saliva exposure, the disease that seemed to only spread through sex was enough to spread.

Meanwhile, patients often develop gonorrhea in the throat, including symptoms such as sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Surveys of more than 3,000 gay and bisexual men show that the risk of gonorrhea in the throat is higher than in the genital area.

The results of culture of N. gonorrhoeae causing gonorrhea in saliva conducted in the laboratory also determine the possibility of high transmission through saliva exposure .

The authors note that although the surveyed group is gay, the transmission of gonorrhea through kissing is true for heterosexual people.

Knowing the new transmission pathway of this popular sexual disease will help doctors have a better way to deal with it, as well as explain many cases of patients not understanding why they get sick, because there is no relationship. Real sex with any at-risk audience.

The research team is testing a number of bactericidal mouthwashes to see if they help remove gonorrhea germs, reduce the risk of spread.

The study was conducted in the context of scientists around the world trying to dig deeper into gonorrhea, when "super gonorrhea" cases began to appear in the past year, turning the sexual disease that people thought was This old and not hard-to-turn into an incurable "monster" .

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